I’ve gotten the impression from Twitter(probably rightly so)that there is much confusion re the CCP Virus aka the Chinese Virus. Some people support wearing masks.Other ppl think it’s just a power play by various governors mandating face covering. Some ppl even believe the virus is a hoax.
We need to talk about this. I also want to give Pres Trump cred for all he did getting our country ramped up in short order to deal with the pandemic.
Remember when the states were in a panic over lack of ventilators,tests,treatments etc.He called for the formation of the Covid task force,got the supply up to speed and gave a briefing on the virus every single day.
That said,let’s TRY to clear up some confusion re the virus.
1. Again i say, we don’t know, what we don’t know. The virus is called the Nouveau [Coronavirus] meaning new.
2. On Jan 14 WHO sent out that infamous tweet saying there was ho human to human transmission. A sort of ‘what me worry’ talking point of the Communist Party in China.
They don’t care about their own people.Is there any reason to think they would care about ours?
This is particularly infuriating. It is the lie that caused the U.S. (and the world)to let our guard down. The gate was open.
3. We do know the virus is highly contagious. It’s pretty obvious when it’s in the level of a pandemic and by just how quickly it spread worldwide.
4. We do know that the elderly with underlying conditions(morbidity)are especially vulnerable to the virus and usually cannot survive.
The NY Post reported on June 27 that
Nursing homes are tied to nearly half of the 124,000 fatalities from the coronavirus in the US, according to a troubling new analysis of data from 12,000 senior facilities.
Full Article Here NY POST,NURSING HOME DEATHS
5. We do know that people can be asymptomatic;meaning a person can be covid infected and not know it.Others have mild symptoms that resemble a cold or flu.
Finally,there is a group- the elderly being among them-that has severe symptoms and will likely be hospitalized.
The one thing we can surely surmise from these facts is that the virus is NOT a hoax.PERIOD. We may not want to face the reality of the Covid 19 and go into denial;maybe that’s why some are calling it a hoax.
Sorry, that doesn’t change a thing. Maybe some are flat out cynical about anything they hear from our government.I get that;but the people that have caught the virus are adamant to say that it is not a hoax.
Once you have the virus and are hospitalized you’re definitely way past calling it a hoax.
5. We flattened the curve not to stop the virus-it was already too late- but to keep the health care system from being overwhelmed.
6. No 6 is my opinion only;take it ONLY as opinion. I didn’t buy the bat story. I loathe conspiracy theories. They’re dangerous and distracting.
However,the bat story was both plausible and suspect.It was plausible because of the wet markets; but suspect for a host of reasons. I was sure the Wuhan wet markets had more than one bat & that they didn’t just start eating bats.
We know that China has a long term plan of world domination & we’re in the way. We know that China was up against Pres Trump who wasn’t a push over.
The story eventually changed from it could be a bat, to it COULD BE an accidental escape from a lab. I say they had the motive to DELIBERATELY use the virus to attack the U.S. (biological warfare)and given how much they care about their own people losing a few thousand,even million,would be no big deal to achieve their goal.
The fact that they deliberately covered it up makes it suspect.I can’t say we know but hoping we do at some point. I’m going on a hunch. Nothing else,k?
I have to stress this is just an OPINION but think it warrants investigation.For now,it’s nowhere’s near gospel truth.We certainly don’t need another conspiracy theory. There’s enough of them. They distract us from issues we should be focused on.
7. Pres Trump has been accused of poorly handling the crisis.He’s done everything HUMANLY possible. What was going on in Congress while this virus was starting to spread? The Dems were holding impeachment hearings.
From the time Trump won the election the Dems in Congress were planning to find a way to get rid of him.
They spent every minute of their time in Congress working on it, beginning with the Russian Hoax to the Mueller investigation and finally with the impeachment.
Let’s be honest, the pandemic caught all of us off guard,but the Dems have no business tying up the new administration with endless investigations that serve no purpose.
Trump was there for ALL the governors,making sure they got whatever it was they needed.Even though everyone was caught off guard-we have to admit that-at least Trump had the foresight to enforce a travel ban he was called a racist xenophobe for.
It could have been worse had he NOT done that.
8. We know for sure that the virus spreads through droplets. There’s been other somewhat conflicting information about how it’s spread but the spread by droplet info has been consistent.
A mask does not prevent the WEARER from getting infected. It’s to keep the wearer-just in case they are infected-from spreading it to OTHER people.You’re not wearing it for yourself.
Retailers and restaurant owners have a right to enforce their own safety policy.Don’t like the policy;find one where you do.We’ve seen the no shoes,no shirts,no service signs. There aren’t too many-if any at all-public places you can smoke anymore.
A business has that right. What i don’t like seeing is ppl attacking other people for either wearing the mask or not wearing the mask depending on which side they come down on.
Let’s just get through this folks,ok? It doesn’t help when we’re attacking each other over masks.
Simple;wear it when you’re around other ppl. Take it off the rest of the time.
If you need a breather,go outdoors and get one.There is no vaccine but scientists are working to find one.They have come up with some treatments.Our biggest problem is that we don’t know,what we don’t know.
I’m sure we’ll know more over time;meanwhile keep washing your hands for 20 seconds with plenty of soap. It’s good hygiene Covid or no Covid.These recommendations have been consistent.If you’re sick,stay home. A good idea anyway. Get an oximeter & check your O2 levels daily.
A fever can be a sign of Covid. A lack of a fever is not a sign you are not infected. There have been cases of people being infected and not having the usual fever but we know Covid is going to affect breathing. We purchased a decent oximeter for $30 that also measures heart rate. We bought it, not to check just for Covid. My husband had a damaged mitral valve and COPD [plus a pacemaker], before the virus even came along.
Amazon sells a number of models. They’re not very expensive.They’re as easy to use as the ones you’ve had at your doctor’s office. Turn it on,put it on your finger,get the digital read out. BINGO.You’re done.Most come with batteries. If it’s not working for you,it probably doesn’t have the 2 triple A batteries required.
Let’s be frank here.We’re up against an invisible enemy we don’t know much about yet.As far as i can tell we’re still experimenting with different treatments. We have no vaccine or immunity.
The Mayo clinic explains what is known as herd immunity:
Herd immunity occurs when a large portion of a community (the herd) becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. As a result, the whole community becomes protected — not just those who are immune.
Often, a percentage of the population must be capable of getting a disease in order for it to spread. This is called a threshold proportion. If the proportion of the population that is immune to the disease is greater than this threshold, the spread of the disease will decline. This is known as the herd immunity threshold.
What percentage of a community needs to be immune in order to achieve herd immunity?
It varies from disease to disease. The more contagious a disease is, the greater the proportion of the population that needs to be immune to the disease to stop its spread.
Read about immunity & the Coronavirus here. It’s an excellent article: Coronavirus and Immunity
The President did not cause the pandemic. It is not his fault. The blame falls squarely on the CCP regime IN China.PERIOD.